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as secretary of state. many questions remain on the response to terror attacks in benghazi. some wonder whether or not we'll learn the truth. good morning, everybody. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." we have our nice little "elf" here today. >> i'm alisyn camerota in for martha today. she wants to avoid a vote, length i, disruptive and costly confirmation process. critics say regardless of ryce's decision the investigation into benghazi will continue. here is lindsey graham on that. >> i hold her accountable and responsible for misleading the american people. failures on the intelligence community. there is fog of war component. i think she was chosen for a reason bill: still more on that statement now with buy on york, chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner". good morning to you. so many questions remain. first off why did they make this move now? >> because time was running out and the administration, i think, hoped that opposition among republicans in the senate to rice would diminish but it didn't. the thing that really killed it, they understood, john m
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
there was politics at play here by republicans who were really, really angry about benghazi and she illustrated that, but it was more than that. it was also personality driven because even democrats think that she's very smart, very capable, but maybe doesn't have the right personality for this job. >> gloria, earlier i heard you say that ambassador rice probably underestimated the club. what did you mean by that? >> well, that was from a democrat, very close to the white house, who said the club is really important on capitol hill. john kerry is the leader in that club. john mccain likes him an awful lot and would clearly go along with that nomination. also when she traveled up there, and she wanted to go up there to talk to these senators, there is a sense from the source that she kind of overestimated her ability to woo them over on the question of benghazi. i mean that was a really big pre-existing condition for her, and as dana just pointed out, she didn't win over susan collins, who was quite important to her. >> and, david, i mean what do you make of this? is this just a sign of how partisan
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back to pre-benghazi levels. 52% approve, 40% disapprove. his potential pick for secretary of state, she is taking on water. u.n. ambassador susan rice's personal rating upside down. first time we've ever tested her. a third of the voters say they don't know who she is. that's amazing that only a third of voters doesn't know who she is. among those who do know her, only 20% view her positively, 20% negatively, for now benghazi has taken a back seat to syria, where the syria military is now firing scud missiles at rebel forces in the north, almost thumbing its nose a little bit at the world community here. jim joins me now. it's as if essentially they've seen the line the world is drawing when it comes to chemical weapons and feel they can do almost anything else. >> u.s. officials said this is a clear sign the assad regime in damascus is becoming ever more desperate. this is the first time in a two-year war that the syrian military has used these scud missiles against the rebels. they fired six to eight of them into the north, presumably at rebel strongholds. at least two of them, t
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and the aftermath of the attacks on benghazi and libya that killed the ambassador there and several others. so she's come under fire because of the administration's response. we've seen many veteran senators very critical of her, including senators john mccain and lindsey graham. they will have much more on "the situation room" as this news is just coming out, what this means. let me get to the statement here, the statement from the white house. quote, i spoke to ambassador rice and accepted her decision to remove her name -- this is the president -- remove her name from consideration for secretary of state. it goes on. for two decades susan has proven to be an extraordinarily capable, patriotic, and passionate public servant. as my ambassador to the united nations, she plays a role in american's interest. she has secured international support in sanctions against korea and stood up for sudan and stood for the human rights of all people. it goes on to say that he's very grateful that she will continue to serve as ambassador to the united nations. it's been widely known that she has been the topic.
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that's been appointed to review what happened in benghazi, libya, on 9/11 of this year, he is on an advisory board at the state department and one at the cia. so clearly, this man has got important matters on his desk. how exposed could we be if the chinese have access to all of his writings? >> very exposed. and this is nothing new. if you take a look at a typical burglar and he wants to break into a yard and has this hardened lock on a fence that he cannot cut through, what is he going to do? he's going to cut the chain. we're not going to go after a facility that spends billions of our tax dollars on securing their networks. we're going to go after somebody who works outside, somebody who has access to internal resources. it's called a u-turn attack. what they do is they find that weak link such as a home computer or a personal computer belonging to a former admiral or cia agent, and they attack that. they get access to that, and then they use their vpn connection inbound to get access to the same resources he would have access to or she would have access to based on the
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on the benghazi attack will hear from hillary clinton. the house committee announced clinton will testify next thursday. that attack killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >>> there is encouraging news for jerry brown. his doctors say his prognosis is excellent for prostate cancer. >>> police say five armed men in ski masks robbed a jewelry store near l.a., shot the clerk and led police on a high speed chase. one man was caught after jumping from his car and running into a park filled with police officers handing out gifts to schoolchildren. two others ran through the cal state fullerton campus. campus was on lockdown, but police didn't find them. the other two were caught. >>> some breaking news now out of afghanistan. short time ago, a you suicide bomber detonated a vehicle outside the 2k3w5i9 gates of ka air base. panetta had been there. initial reports are saying that several coalition soldiers were wounded along with as many as ten civilians. want to know live to erin burnett who is in kabul, afghanistan right now. what are you hearing about this? >> reporter: well, i c